Thursday, December 1, 2011

You can do Big things with a Small space - tour Home-decor entrepreneur Bradford Shellhammer's eclectic 1 bdrm

Informed by his training as a furniture sales rep and his graduate fashion-design degree from Parsons, 35-year-old Bradford Shellhammer has developed a graphic, modern aesthetic that emphasizes vibrant hues and texture. “I love color,” he says. “I think when you have every shade, it works. You don’t have to think about themes.” His Technicolor approach is evident in every aspect of his 900-square-foot apartment, which he’s rented with his boyfriend, Georgi Balinov, for the past year and a half. Though he spends much of his time at work—Shellhammer cofounded design-driven flash-sale site this June—he still managed to infuse his home with his energetic disposition. One piece that epitomizes his color-centric philosophy is the living room’s felted wool rug, a piece created by Barcelona designer Nani Marquina ( “When you have a lot of color and texture, it hides dirt,” he reveals. “Also, I like to entertain, but we don’t have a lot of square footage, so I wanted to choose a rug that would invite people to sit down on it.”

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